Hello and welcome to the Kickstarter page for Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue! This fundraising campaign is for our band’s third album which we hope to record this summer and, if all goes as planned we’d like to release in October 2013.
We released our last album, Set Two in 2010 which we paid for by writing music and appearing in an ad campaign for Louisiana Propane. Our 2007 debut album was completely self funded and recorded in a house on the Marigny neighborhood of New Orleans. Both albums gained award recognition from a couple of local publications, Offbeat Magazine and The Gambit.
We're trying this Kickstarter thing out for the first time
We spent the past couple of years traveling around and writing songs. Now that we're back home in New Orleans we're ready to head back into the studio and make some more Honky Tonk recordings. We're super excited about getting something new out to you folks and I know you're going to love the new songs as much as we do. Together we can get them recorded for all history! Thanks so much for joining us here on Kickstarter.
The working title of the new album is "South of I-12" and will be comprised of mostly original material. We’ve got a bunch of NEW songs written especially for the album as well as the originals we’ve written in the past couple of years and have been playing live. In early 2012, we recorded a few of those songs as demos in an East L.A. bungalow. Featuring Dave Brouillette on Upright Bass, Guitars and Percussion, Los Angeles guitarist Joe Ransom and, of course, Vanessa Niemann on Vocals.
Visit our website at galholiday.com to hear and download those for FREE. Or listen to a couple right here, if you wish...
Rainy Nights, Sunny Days
Broke Down and Broke
The Long, Black Ribbon
Gal Holiday is currently performing as a six piece band with Electric, Acoustic and Pedal Steel Guitars, Upright Bass and Drums. The line up includes a roster of stellar New Orleans musicians who will be featured on the new recordings:
David Brouillette on Upright Bass
Steve Spitz on Pedal Steel Guitar
Gregory Good on Rhythm Guitar
and Chris Adkins on Lead Guitar.
The $12,000 goal we set includes all expenses for recording, mixing, mastering and printing the new album.
We've learned a lot over the years. We know that to really make a mark in this business we have to do much more than just make great music. There's publicity, touring, promotion, videos, artwork and more, all of which are integral parts of the whole. And they all cost money.
Here's what we could do if we go beyond our Kickstarter goal:
*Hire our radio PR person, Liz to get us out to radio stations nationwide as well as the European market.
*Hire a print and media PR expert to help get reviews, write-ups, interviews, etc. for a national campaign
*Have more tours, bringing the full size band to a venue near you! We have many more places to visit in the U.S. and lots to re-visit as well.
*Make music videos!
Here’s the catch, if we don’t make our goal we get zilch. Zero dollars.
SO! If you like what we do and you want to see our third album be SUPER AWESOME, please won't you support our Kickstarter? Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Risks and challenges
Certainly, making an album is a huge undertaking and issues can arise. You never know if the studio of our choice might not be available when we decide to record in August. There's always the possibility that scheduling conflicts with the guys in our band might come up, but we have all decided to make this album our priority so hopefully nothing will stand in the way of making history!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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